Food Manufacture Excellence Awards

Meet the finalists: Plant-based Manufacturing Company of the Year

By Michelle Perrett

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Meet the finalists: Plant-based Manufacturing Company of the Year

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These two plant-based companies will be going head-to-head at this year's Food Manufacture Excellence Awards.

Finnebrogue Artisan

Finnebrogue Artisan is a family-owned company based in Downpatrick, Northern Ireland. It is known for producing premium meats, and most recently plant-based products across four state-of-the-art factories.  

In December 2020, Finnebrogue Artisan opened its plant-based food factory in Northern Ireland which spans 200,000 sq. ft.  Last year the company secured a contract with Asda to supply the retailer with a range of eight new plant-based products.  

Innovation is at the centre of the company ethos with the expansion of our new product development team.  In the past year the company has launched new innovative plant-based lines across brand and private label for a range of supermarkets.

Moo Free

Moo Free is a high-quality, ethical dairy-free, vegan chocolate brand based in the UK. It is conscious of the cocoa it uses and is sustainable in all aspects from the ingredients it sources, to the production and packaging it uses. All of Moo Free’s chocolate is manufactured in Devon.

Moo Free has taken over ten years to perfect its plant-based recipes and continues to develop innovative products to make chocolate creations readily available for all.

Moo Free also continues to invest in its Devon site to enable the manufacture of more plant-based products in a safe environment. Moo Free’s environmental impact is at the forefront of the business. The company continues to look at aspects of the business that can be improved. 

  • The Food Manufacture Excellence Awards are also searching for nominations for the Business Leader of the Year category​​. 
  • The Food Manufacture Excellence Awards will take place on Thursday 9th February 2023 at the London Hilton Bankside.
  • To book click here


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Event Sponsors:




Foodex Manufacturing Solutions​​ 



National Skills Academy/OAL

The People Co


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